Lissa's Review: Bound Beneath His Pain (Dirty Little Secrets #1) by Stacey Kennedy
Released: July 5, 2016
Genre: Contemporary Romance
The USA Today bestselling author of the Club Sin novels kicks off a deeply sensual new series by introducing readers to Micah, a man who takes what he wants—until he meets the one woman he needs. Real estate mogul Micah Holt exerts absolute control over all aspects of his life. As a founding member of the Dominants Council that oversees San Francisco’s sex club scene, he keeps his dark side hidden away from the press, who will chase down any hint of scandal. He’s always in command of his world, careful to expose his closely guarded secrets only to those he knows he can trust. Then Allie Bennett shakes his legendary discipline. She’s beautiful, pure, untainted. But is Micah willing to sacrifice her innocence for his own selfish obsessions? When that sexy smile makes her body burn, Allie tries with all her might to ignore it. For one thing, Micah’s her new boss. For another, he’s as complicated as he is devastatingly handsome. Still, Allie can only fight so much before she gives in to his dangerous games. She knows he’s got dark secrets. But when she discovers the true depth of his pain, Allie must decide how far she’s willing to go to light the way for love. Bound Beneath His Pain is intended for mature audiences.
Four Boundless Stars
Bound Beneath His Pain, is very raw and unforgiving. I don't read much of the BDSM themed stories, since they can be very hard to read. Not saying this is a bad story, it's was really really good. The author writes really well and had me intrigued.
Micha, is a businessman and has money beyond anyone's imagination. But there's a secret lying deep within him. One that has controlled him for over a decade. Allie is a new employee to Holt. And one that draws Micha's attention and he can't stop thinking about her.
I really didn't like Micah much. I loved his really nice side and the things he wants to do for Allie. But I don't believe that Allie has any idea what she's getting herself into, and it can be a little unnerving while reading. I think if an author can make you feel any type of emotion, they're doing something right.
The story did take a turn that I didn't see coming. I did enjoy this, my only thing is I didn't connect with the characters. It was more of me watching them, then really getting in their heads.
Overall, I give this a four. It's a great start to a series.